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Ingredients

CRUST:
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1-1/2 cups flour
TOPPING:
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup broken pecans

Instructions

Mix in large bowl the sugar, butter, vanilla and egg. Add flour. Press mixture into a 9x13-inch pan sprayed with non-stick spray, pressing up sides 1/4- to 1/2-inch. Bake at 350 degrees F. until light brown, approximately 8 to 12 minutes, and remove from oven. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, syrup, vanilla and 3 eggs; stir in pecans. Pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees F. until set, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven. Gently loosen edges of crust while warm; cool and cut into bars. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve; makes approximately 36 bars.

Dawn Weiss
Rock Island




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